Cape honeysuckle

Cape honeysuckle
Optimal Light: Full sun
Light Range: Full sun to full shade
Soil Moisture: Low to medium soil moisture
Native: No
Drought Tolerance: Medium
Perennial: N/A
Growth Rate: Medium
Mature Height: 6 – 8 ft.
Mature Spread: 4 – 6 ft.
Soil Texture: Any
Soil pH: Slightly acidic,
Slightly alkaline
Salt Tolerance: unknown
Hardiness Zone: 10a-11

Cape honeysuckle, Tecomaria capensis

This large sprawling shrub can be trained when young as a vine if supported and tied to trellises and fences. Its red-orange blossoms are vibrant and resemble the true honeysuckle blossom. However, the CapeHoneysuckle is more of a hard stemmed, non-twining shrub. Â Flowers are stunning, attract butterflies and are one of the favorite foods for hummingbirds. A great plant to use in exotic gardens! This plant blooms early in the fall and will flower on though into spring.

Island Home Service Sanibel Island

Jürgen Schreyer
Island Home Service

P.O. Box 1050
Sanibel, FL 33957

P: (239) 472-5247